Obamacare Price Tag Continues To Increase

The Employer Mandate delay will cost the Federal government $10 billion dollars.  While that seems like a large number, if you consider the total cost of  Health Care Reform, it is just a drop in the bucket.

See the article here from BenefitsPro by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.

 

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Employer Mandate Delay? Not So Fast.

To the relief of many, the Employer Mandate portion of the PPACA has been delayed to 2015.  But this actually creates many new uncertainties and complications.  For example, it implies that employers should still proceed as if the mandate is still in effect in regards to reporting capabilities.   The complete article is linked here from Forbes by John R. Graham.

What changes/adjustments have you made in regards to the delay?  We’d love to hear from you.

 

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IRS Employee Union Doesn't Want to be Subject to Obamacare

The enforcement arm of the Health Care Reform law, the IRS, does not want to be subject to Obamacare. What is it about the law that they are against? See the complete article here from The Washington Examiner by Joel Gehrke.  Do you think this is fair?

 

 

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Insurance Exchange Enrollment Strategies

 As the date gets closer for the opening of the insurance exchanges, the White House is trying several strategies to get the population they need most to sign up;  the young and cheap-to-insure.  If they fail to sign up for coverage through the exchanges, it could signal a beginning to the end of Obamacare.

See the strategies they intend to implement to insure they get the turnout they desire here in an article from Wall St. Cheat Sheet by Meghan Foley.

 

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Shutdown Looms Over Obamacare

Senate and House Republicans are making an effort to delay the Individual Mandate. In addition, they are looking to stop the funding of the ACA in order to delay overall implementation. See the full article here:

Shutdown Looms Over Obamacare from The Hill by Alexander Bolton.

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Obamacare Falling Short in Illinois

 

Lawmakers were hoping for an environment of competition between insurance companies with the Health Exchange. This is turning out not to be the case as UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest insurer, will not be participating.

Read the full article from Crain’s Chicago Business by Kristen Schorsch here: Obama health care law isn’t shaking up Illinois insurance market

 

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Doctors Fed Up

 

Doctors bail out on their practices

 

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